Ladies and gentlemen, it is without shame or hesitation that we advocate the abandonment of hope. We will of course continue within the visible framework. God knows we are juggling enough already. We respectfully point out that we, your elected representatives, cannot truly imagine very big things or very small things, nor things in the deep past or distant future. Our window of vantage is proscribed. Relevant evidence of this can be produced. For all we know, this microphone works using magic. We remind you of our education. We cannot reasonably be expected to cope. It is difficult enough working this powerpoint or getting the bag out of the vacuum cleaner. You will empathise. We have the relevent graphs.
We fully accept the unthinkable consequences of our actions and have resolved to give them no more thought. We will get in shape and pay more attention to the chore wheel.